The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State athletics communications.
DES MOINES, Iowa – The No. 22/16 Iowa State women’s basketball team (4-0, 0-0 Big 12)
silenced the Drake Bulldogs with an 89-47 victory at the Knapp Center in Des Moines, Iowa. The win improved Iowa State to 4-0 and served as Head Coach Bill Fennelly’s 400th-career win with the Cyclones.
How it Happened:
With Drake closing in on a Cyclone lead, 26-22, the Iowa State defense would step up to the plate holding the Bulldogs scoreless to close the half. With 5:29 remaining in the first half, Iowa State would use a 14-0 run to take an 18-point lead over the Bulldogs. Four different Cyclones contributed points during the Iowa State run, with junior Brynn Williamson leading the way with five, followed by senior Hallie Christofferson (4) and freshmen Jadda Buckley (3) and Seanna Johnson (2).
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Game Ball Goes To…
Hallie Christofferson and Seanna Johnson. Christofferson led the Cyclones’ offensive attack another 25-point performance. The senior went 8-of-10 from the field and 2-of-4 from the three. She also grabbed four boards, two blocks and a steal.
Freshman Seanna Johnson recorded her first career double-double, making her the third different Cyclone this season to grab a double-double. She nabbed career-highs with 14 points and 11 boards.
Cyclone Quick Hits
*Christofferson recorded her 62nd career double-digit scoring game with 25 points. She also recorded her 18th-career 20-point effort. She has scored 25+ points in all four games this season
*Seanna Johnson recorded her first career double-double with 14 points and 11 boards.
*ISU has outrebounded all four opponents.
*ISU shot a season-high 91.3 percent (21-23) from the free-throw line.
*ISU has won nine of its last 10 games against Drake
*Nikki Moody led the Cyclones in assists for the 50th time in her career with four.
*Jadda Buckley tied her career-high that she set against Cincinnati with 12 points.
*The 42-point margin of victory matches ISU’s second-largest in the series (87-45 in 2012).
Iowa State travels to Las Vegas, Nev., to participate in the South Point Classic with games against Eastern Washington and Auburn. Fans can follow the action on Cyclones.com and on Twitter using the hashtag #VivaLasCyclones and following the general account @CycloneWBB.